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Can there be such a thing as maple syrup urine syndrome?

Can there be such a thing as maple syrup urine syndrome?

Indeed there is: Yes. It's not really maple syrup but in this inborn error of metabolism the urine does acquire a distinctive odor. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/maple-syrup-urine-disease. ...Read more

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What is the maple syrup diet?

What is the maple syrup diet?

Yes, but...: The downside of the diet living on a maple syrup concoction for several days will probably leave you weak and with less muscle. The major problem with the diet and that it lacks protein, fiber, and nutrients for bruits and vegetables. He risk muscle loss, increased fatigue, overall malnutrition. ...Read more

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How can the maple syrup diet work?

How can  the maple syrup diet work?

Low calories: This diet is potentially dangerous. It involves drinking nothing but sugared water for days on end. Of course you will lose weight, but that’s limiting calories. A tablespoon of natural tree syrup contains just 26 calories. That means if you have six drinks a day (each containing the recommended 2 tablespoons of syrup), your daily intake is 468 calories and thats how you lose weight. ...Read more

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My fiance is 28 and over the past couple days has smelled like maple syrup when he wakes up. What should he be tested for?

Smells: It is hard to know what this smell may mean, if anything. Does he feel well? Rather than have him "tested for something", best have him check with his pcp. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of maple syrup?

What are the health benefits of maple syrup?

Poor : Maple syrup is made from extracted sap and boiled down so that the syrup has a high sugar content. The original sap is the nutritional stuff for the tree and the presence of the non caloric nutrients is probably low. ...Read more

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What is the difference between grade a pure maple syrup & grade b? I am on a lemonade diet.

What is the difference between grade a pure maple syrup & grade b? I am on a lemonade diet.

Grade B is better!: Strangely enough, most people feel grade b tastes better & some say it has more minerals. The founder of the lemonade diet advises using grade b- see http://www.Gradebmaplesyrup.Org/whygradebmaple.Html i do not advise doing the lemonade diet without modification. I would add a scoop of a green powder like orac energy greens or vitamineral greens & about 30 grams of hempseed protein-see my comment:. ...Read more

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Are pancake syrups all the same from a nutritional standpoint?  is there any benefit in 100% maple syrup?

Are pancake syrups all the same from a nutritional standpoint?  is there any benefit in 100% maple syrup?

100% maple syrup: Pure maple syrup contains fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals such as manganese and zinc than honey. Manganese and zinc may help you maintain healthy immune function. It's loaded with polyphenols, plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants. I think it's a healthy choice for your pancake. ...Read more

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